Cherry Lane's juicy cherry pie recipe with sugar crumb topping

This summer, use fresh Ontario cherries to make this cherry pie recipe from Cherry Lane Farms — Canada's producer of 100% Pure Concentrated Tart Cherry Juice.

Cherry Lane Farms' juicy cherry pie recipe with sugar crumb topping

Serves 6

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 1 hour



  • 1 pie crust 
  • 4 cups red tart cherries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Sugar Crumb Topping

  • ½ cup pastry flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter


  1. Line a 9–10-inch pie plate with the pie crust.
  2. Thaw the cherries slightly (if using frozen). In a 3-litre saucepan over medium-high heat, add the cherries and juice, reserving ¼ cup of juice.
  3. Blend the remaining juice with the cornstarch.
  4. Add the sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch mixture to the cherries. Cook gently, stirring constantly on medium-high heat, until mixture is thick and glossy. Be careful not to break fruit.
  5. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  7. To make the topping, combine flour and sugar. Work butter into mixture until crumbly. (The butter works best when slightly soft, but not melted).
  8. Drizzle evenly over the cherry pie filling.
  9. Bake for 35–40 minutes at 350 F or until pastry edge is golden brown and cherries are bubbling slightly through the sugar crumb topping.